The Suffering is officially released as of the 26th of January. It’s weird, if I were to be honest, but really cool.
I’m sitting here looking over the book, getting feedback on it, listening to my readers, both critics and fans alike, and I don’t know if I ever imagined this feeling.
You see, it was never about becoming rich and famous, or selling the rights so a movie could be made. No, it was about telling my story and getting it into the hands of readers who might be interested. It was about bringing them into my world for a spell, about making them feel something for these characters I poured so much into. In many ways, it was about nothing more than the creation.
How many of you played with Legos as kids? Do you remember that feeling of having finished something? It could have been the set, per the instructions, or it could have been of your own creation, from your own mind, but there was something about having borne something new with your hands. Do you remember that feeling of elation when you ran, carrying your new spaceship, or boat, or house to your parents, so excited to tell them all about it?
Yeah, this is kind of like that. Except exaggerated. Multiplied exponentially. I’m not sure there are words enough to really do the feeling justice.
And that was just for a novella. Nothing too big, just something small to introduce my world and bring my readers along to meet some characters. Now, here I sit, with a finished manuscript for The Dark Archer, a novel which spins off from The Suffering with a character who held a small but significant role in the events of the protagonist within The Suffering.
The Dark Archer is currently being edited. And as it looks right now, it’ll be ready for a July release. When I consider the time I spent with The Suffering, I look at this next story with excitement, as it is the culmination of many years worth of work and learning, and it expands the world you meet in The Suffering. And these are not all that’s planned in this world, as I have already begun work on Reyvyn’s Dance, which is only the first of a trilogy.
I say all of this only to let you know that I’m not stopping any time soon. And I hope you continue along on this journey beside me.
If you’re interested, come follow me on Amazon. And if you’re up for a quick read, pick up a copy of The Suffering. It’s pretty short, but a pretty crazy ride. https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0798JC552
Talk to you soon.